Posted on 1st February 2024 at 17:47
Upcoming things to do and see in Windsor
Windsor is the most perfect place to visit for a romantic escape – be it a day trip or romantic short break – and the most wonderful backdrop to celebrate Valentine’s Day.
Whether you are in the first flushes of romance or celebrating many years of togetherness you’ll find a visit to Windsor wonderful to explore as a couple.
Why not book up for a Valentine's chocolate-making workshop for two at Windsor's little chocolate factory, Dr Choc's? Create heart-shaped chocolate bark with delightful toppings. Paint and decorate heart-shaped chocolates with luscious piped caramel then raise a toast to love with a glass of Prosecco. An enchanting experience for couples seeking sweet moments together. All you need to bring is love!
Or how about a special Valentine's evening screening of Casablanca, one of Hollywood’s most-loved romantic melodramas, at Norden Farm in Maidenhead.
Thinking of popping the question? We have many wonderful, memorable places where you can ask your loved one for their hand. The Copper Horse, Snow Hill with views of Windsor Castle, Savill Gardens to mane but two.
Looking for a special piece of jewellery for a special person? Take a look at our local jewellers; you’ll see high street names as well as jewellers who can design a bespoke piece for you.
Relax as a couple and spend some well-deserved time enjoying the local area – from a stroll through Windsor Great Park and snowdrop hunting at Cliveden to watching the world go by at a table for two in a riverside restaurant.
The Royal Borough is such a picturesque place that there are countless locations just perfect for your pre-wedding photos.
Archives Unlocked in the Library of St George's Chapel
Tucked away in the chapel at Windsor Castle are the lesser known treasures: the Archives and Chapter Library. These historic collections date back from the mid-12th centuary and are now housed in a 15th Centuary Hall equiped to store such treasures safely
The Chapter Library houses 6,000+ rare books including some of the earliest printed material in Britain.. Alongside the theological works are world atlases,bokks on history,, medicine, the arts, mathematics, the classics, bibliography, law and natural history
This srping there are two opportunitues to view the collection - Saturday 2nd March and 20th April, the latter includes a lecture from Richard Day, the former Ryal Bookbinder. Tickets are available through Eventbrits
Windsor Farmers Market - Saturday 3rd February 9am - 1pm
Discover a rich and abundant range of local fresh produce, artisan delicacies and homemade crafts on your doorstep in the Royal Borough.
Freshly-baked breads, locally-grown fruits and vegetables, charcuterie, cheeses, raw honey as well as artisan crafts.
Windsor Farmers' Market is part of the Thames Valley Farmers' Market Co-operative which is a not-for-profit organisation and developed in association with the Windsor & Eton Town Partnership. The monthly market takes place in Windsor's Bachelors Acre.
Ascot farmers Market (Ascot Racecourse Car Park3) takes place on the 18th February 9am - 1pm
The Windsor and Maidenhead area is alive with history. There’s so much to discover that you’ll want to get the most out of your visit. All our tour guides are passionate about the Windsor area and can’t wait to share what they know. A guided tour is the best way to find out more and there are many ways of touring the local area. The choice is yours!
Guided walking tours of Windsor and Eton
Whether you are a small group of friends or family or a larger group or corporate booking, a guided tour can be tailored to your interests and fit perfectly into your itinerary.
Our Windsor tour guides are professional and knowledgeable; many of our guides hold the coveted Blue Badge meaning they have achieved the highest guiding qualification in the UK.
Themed tours, such as evening ghost tours, are fun and offered by many guides.
Tours are available in different languages – just browse the list of guides below and make an enquiry.
Windsor horse-drawn carriage rides
A guided tour in a horse-drawn carriage is one of the nicest ways to see the area and admire the beauty of Windsor Great Park.
Admire the seasonal changes on an Autumn Colour or Spring Garden carriage ride.
Pop the question as you take your loved one on a Romantic Wedding Proposals ride, complete with a glass of champagne.
There are two carriage companies – Windsor Carriages and Ascot Carriages – both of whom will take you on a trip to remember.
Open-top bus tours of Windsor
Hop on board one of our open-top double decker sightseeing buses, courtesy of Golden Tours. It's the perfect way to see the local attractions and to discover a bit more of the wider area which includes Eton, Datchet and Windsor Farm Shop.
Tickets are valid for 24 hours and there are 11 hop-on, hop-off stops on the circular tour so you can jump off, explore more then pick up a later bus.
Or stay on board the full 60 minutes and learn more from the commentary (available in 11 languages).
Boat Trips on the River Thames at Windsor
Enjoy the sights and sounds of the river and the relaxed pace of a guided tour on the River Thames.
Choose a passenger boat trip with on-board commentary, a smaller luxury passenger boat, a kayak or self-drive boat.
The Windsor Duck Tour combines both road and river all in one tour. The circular tour takes in the historical sights of Windsor before splashdown into the River Thames. Their live guide will keep you informed and entertained on this unique and exciting journey.
Self-guided Tours and Walkways
Guide yourself around historic Windsor and Eton with our free heritage trail [PDF].
Or discover The Queen’s Walkway and Eton Walkway, self-guided walkways that link Windsor and Eton’s best attractions, parks, features and views.
Or how about letting your phone guide you through the streets of Windsor? The Window Seat Guide is the app that turns your phone into your own private tour guide.
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